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May 2016 News

Date Added 26-09-2016 23:30

The 2016 S. Area BMFA Open Esoaring Championship.

A series of 4 competitions were planned in conjunction with the BMFA Esoaring League, only 3actually took place one lost due to weather, these legs were all hosted by the Alton Silent Fliers at their East Worldham site near Alton.

The 3 events were blessed with very good weather so all were run as intended with 6 rounds with a discard (lots of flying for all). The Championship being awarded to the competitor with the best combined score from 2 of the 3 events, (this allowed for an event to be missed and not ruin the chances of the series win). Attendance for the last round was down due to the weather forecast amongst other things but in the event the weather was fine albeit fairly windy.

The average attendance on each day was 16 competitors.

The Open Class winner was Chris Foss with 9984, Ken Manley 2 with 9810 and Dave East 3with 9808 a very close run thing as can be seen for 2 / 3 place.

Another trophy was awarded for the judged “Best Flight” to Dave East – This not for the longest flight as there were many “maxes”, but for skilfully flying out a slot by catching a really good thermal.

Key to the photographs:

1. Chris Foss the Open Class Winner.
2. Ken Manley the Open Class 2 place.
3. Dave East the Open Class 3 Place.
4. Dave East awarded Best Flight.
5. Ken Manley the 3 round winner 5000!
6. Chris Foss the 3 round 2 4987.
7. John Barrow 3 round 3 4840.


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